Minister Blomqvist attends meeting of Ministers for Nordic Cooperation

Minister Thomas Blomqvist will chair the first meeting of Ministers for Nordic Cooperation during Finland's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, which will be held on 11 February 2021.

Finland's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers started in January 2021. The programme is available in digital formatLink to another website.. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first ministerial meeting will be held via video connection.

The meeting will approve next year’s budget proposal for the eleven policy areas of the Council of Ministers and receive an overview of the Council’s financial situation. The ministers will discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nordic cooperation.

Finland will present its initiative to enhance the Nordic cooperation on security of supply and preparedness. Chief Executive Officer of the National Emergency Supply Agency Janne Känkäinen will visit the meeting.

Inquiries: Johan Schalin, Chief of the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation, tel. +358 295 351 781. The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.